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itap.jpgThe International Tap House celebrates it’s first anniversary all next week by throwing a series of events. Take a look at this line-up:

Monday

  • 1/2 off 1/2 of the taps

Tuesday

  • Chimay and Schlafly keep the glass night…

Wednesday

  • Homebrew Bash – Bring your best brew in one container and share it with the masses

Thursday

  • Passport Member Appreciation Party –
  • New Belgium Ranger IPA:  iTAP will be the first in St. Louis to have this beer on Draught
  • $1 off everything and a free T-shirt for Passport Members

Friday

  • $3.65 select draughts all day long

Saturday

  • STL Hops Select Party – 35 of our drafts picked by the STL Hops blog members. We’ve been securing some excellent draught beers for this event. There is a really good chance that Hopslam will be on draught once again.  With help from Mike from STL Hops the crew from Schlafly is also setting us up with a very special keg…
  • Free food 4-7pm,
  • Live Music 8-Midnight,
  • We’ll also have a birthday cake and we are going to break open the Big 1.6 Gallon Bottle of Val Dieu Grand Cru!

Sunday

  • Superbowl Chili cook off – Cook it and have the customers pick the best. Winner gets an iTAP gift certificate! The cook off will start at 5pm…where else would you rather spend Superbowl Sunday? We are also getting a cask of O’Fallon Irish Red.

You may be wondering what 35 taps will be available for the STL Hops Select Party. Well, I’ve been told they’re still working on the final list and I should have it available soon. You better clear your calendar next week because this looks like a great time. Happy birthday iTap!

biglogo.JPGAh, it’s almost that time of year, the time to remind your significant other that you care for them, and by significant other, I mean beer. Bigelo’s Bistro will be hosting a Beer Dinner on Sunday, February 14th starting at 4PM.

This dinner will be pairing five courses with five different beers from the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.  The cost of the dinner will be $39 (tax and gratuity is not included).

Also on hand for the event will be Steve Thiel of Sierra Nevada.  Steve will be there to discuss the beers as well as the pairings for each course.

Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance.  Call 618-655-1471 for more information. Stay tuned next week as I’ll be giving away two tickets for this event.

dannosDanno’s American Pub, located at 7895 Watson Rd, 63119, is a bar that has been family owned for about 30+years. It’s gone through a couple of name changes over the years, but it’s historically been kind of a blue collar bar over it’s history.

When Danno’s co-owner Chris Muether re-opened the bar under a new name this past July, he decided that the neighborhood was ready for an upgrade over the staid beers of the past. Chris, being a lover of great beer decided to introduce a new beer list that includes more craft and import selections.

It also includes a new monthly series of beer tastings. Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th from 6:30PM -10PM they will be a sampling of some of the best Bock beers available in the St. Louis area. The cost of the sampling is $25 and includes the following:

  • Four 6 ounce tasters each complemented by a separate food pairing. These will include hors d’oeuvres, salad, entree, and dessert.
  • Door prizes given to lucky participants that include special edition beers, gifts from local sponsors, and other primo swag.
  • Brief background and history of the beer style provided by event curator and barman Chris Muether.
  • Live entertainment provided by Chad with Future Stars Karaoke. (AKA the only after party you need)

Tickets for this event much be pre-purchased. You can purchase tickets by visiting Danno’s MySpace page (scroll down a bit and look for the Paypal “Buy Now” link.

burns03.tomonbar“Get yer haggis, right here. Chopped heart and lungs boiled in a wee sheeps’ stomach. Taste’s as good as it sounds. Good for what ails ya….”

Groundskeeper Willie

Schlafly will be holding their longest running event, Burns Night, this Monday, January 25th which is devoted to Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns.  Beginning at 5pm, you’ll start to see a bunch of people proudly sporting the tartan ready to get their fill of Scottish delights such as haggis, shepherd’s pie and scotch eggs.

Sit back and listen as St. Louis Brewery co-founder Tom Schlafly recites his yearly poem and then wait for them to release this year’s addition of the Scotch Ale. I have not yet attended this event, but I’ve heard from many people it’s one of the best beer events in St. Louis.

So dust off your bagpipe and your kilt and get your arse to the Tap Room on Monday night.

bigeloscaskIf you’re like me, you may be missing out on Cabin Fever at the Schlafly Bottleworks this year.  Well, if you’re still craving some delicious Schlafly beer, I have another option for you.

Last year, I showed you a photo of just some of the casks that Schlafly purchased to expand their cask beer program. Well, when you have this many casks at your disposal, it means you get to put on events showcasing your beer.

In this case, it’s taking a cask of Schlafly beer and serving it at Bigelo’s Bistro in Edwardsville, Illinois.

This Satuday, January 23rd, starting a 6PM, a representative from Schlafly will be tapping a cask of Dry-Hopped APA and will be serving it until the cask runs out or until Bigelo’s closes.

Sure, you can get cask beer at the Tap Room, but you can get to see Jerad Gardner’s smiling face while drinking it?  This is like the best of both worlds.

cabinfeverart.gifSchlafly’s Cabin Fever is one of my favorite beer events in St. Louis and while it may not be as cold as years past, this is still a great time with some great beers. Imagine a ton of beer crazies all standing outside on a January afternoon and drinking some of the biggest beers that St. Louis Brewery has to offer.

This year’s event is on Saturday, January 23rd, 12:00-4:00 p.m and tickets will run you $25 in advance or $30 day of. You can purchase tickets here.

Be sure to check out photos from last year’s event.

centennialLast year was a year of firsts for the St. Louis beer scene.  For instance, it brought us the inaugural St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival.  Well, the creators of last year’s festival have up the ante this year with an entire weekend of events all centered around beer.

Here’s a look at what’s going on for the 2010 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival which will be taking place the weekend of January 29th-January 31st:

Friday 1/29/10
Brewmaster Dinner – 6-9pm (Tickets $59)
Includes beer, food and service.

Join George Reisch, fifth generation brewmaster, president of Master Brewers Association of America and director of brewmaster outreach for Anheuser Busch as we taste a wide portfolio of beers paired with our meal.
Working together with Mr. Reisch, the Moulin chefs will prepare a phenomenal five course meal that will inspire and inform. This is an encore event and sold out quickly last time.

Saturday 1/30/10
Beer Tasting – 6-9pm (Tickets $25)
The second year will feature more than 60 beers to taste, live entertainment by Swing Cat Swing and food to purchase. Guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be treated to some of the best selection and widest variety of beers from around the world.

VIP Tasting Room – 6-7:15pm or 7:45-9pm ( Tickets Additional $10)
You have probably noticed that there are more and more ultra-premium beers hitting the market and for the price of a couple of bottles, you can enjoy a seventy five minute open tasting. The number of tickets are limited so that everyone will have an opportunity to taste and discuss the portfolio of high end specialty beers. Please indicate session 1 or 2 when purchasing your ticket.

Beer Makers Discussions – 6-9pm (Included with standard ticket)
New this year, throughout the evening we will invite beer experts to discuss a wide variety of topics with a question and answer period. It is a great way to introduce your self to the like minded beer aficionados and pick their brain on a wide variety of topics. Schedule and topics to be announced.

Sunday 1/31/10
Brunch and Pub Bus – 12-4:30pm (Tickets $70)
No better way to follow up Saturday then with a strong cup of coffee, brunch and a trip to the breweries.
Your day begins with brunch at Vin de Set. Once you eat your fill, you will board transportation that will visit three local breweries and get the inside tour from the local operators.

As an added bonus, our on bus tour guide will be Donald Roussin, who has visited every known brewery site within 150 miles, is co-author of St. Louis Brews – 200 Years of Brewing, and an avid collector of St. Louis area brewery collectibles. Specialty beer from the night before will be available for sale in mixed six packs. This is a must for the local brewery lover. Tickets are limited so purchase them soon. Brunch, transportation and beer tastings at three breweries are included

Tickets for all of the events are available by calling 314-241-4949 or by visiting the Moulin Events website. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend in St. Louis.